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Chaffee County’s Alarming Covid-19 Count

Are All These Cases Safely Confined Or Exiled?

CHAFFEE COUNTY has added 34 new cases of covid-19 since last Friday (7/10), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported late Sunday. County health officials were not immediately available for comment on the apparent cluster, a 40 per cent increase from 82 (the running total since March) to 116 on Sunday. Two new […]

MAY DAY MEDITATION

Keep Yer Distance, Pilgrim

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Experiencing extreme social distancing at home on May Day, I was reminded of something I wrote as a journalist that was never published because I could not figure out how to make it topical. It was about the first American Maypole. Thomas Morton, a relocated London barrister, planted it in 1627 on a hill aboveMassachusetts Bay. […]

SMALL TOWN, FEW PEOPLE

China Tells You How To Cope With Quarantine

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By LARRY JOSEPH CALLOWAY (C) A Chinese classic, the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, offers a wise thought experiment for our pandemic times. Here is my literal translation of Verse 80 with updates in brackets: Little country, few people  [Small mountain town, closed to tourists] Devices that can do the work of 10-100    […]

“Stand Up That Mountain”

Review of a book that’s not being reviewed

In search of my Appalachian gene, lite. To baby-boomer outsiders, “Deliverance” was a scary movie, but then so was “The Milagro Beanfield War.”

Baca Blog

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BEAST WISHES TO ALL!

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Albatross, Bear Print, Broken Jar, Hermit, King’s Horseman, Empty Road

A year-ender on my lucky travels east and west, north and south in 2007

As an old journalist, I could not resist the customary year in review, particularly this year. The world is so full of a number things — east, west, north and south.

Big Constitutional Confrontation On The Right Of Privacy?

Why Don’t You Guys Just Leave Us Alone?

Who will protect the right of privacy? The President? The Congress? The Supreme Court? Do we have to pick any of them? How about the phone companies?